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My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
« on: October 04, 2004, 11:43:42 am »

You want detail? I have detail!!

Me and Tracy got up at 5:30 am in order to get to Collectormania6.
We were surprisingly hyper to say we hand only had 5 hours sleep! We put it down to the fact that... WE WERE ABOUT TO MEET BILLY BOYD!!

We got on the coach, it took around 3 hours to get there, and we were hysterical all the way!

Arrived at the centre at about 10:30.
Tracy chanting in my ear as we were walking in: "Billy Boyd is in this building!" followed by squeals from both of us.

We had a look around to see who was there, and we found out that Miranda Otto had cancelled. But fortunately Billy was still there. God knows what we'd have done if he had cancelled at the last minute.

We found Billy's desk, and stood near it until we thought that we had better get our queuing tickets sharpish!
Ran to the back of the queue and were given ticket numbers 760 and 761.
Were told that we would probably not see him that day, but the numbers who didn't get to see him on that day would have priority over the Sunday visitors.
But there was no chance of us coming back, my parents would kill me!

We went back up to where Billy's desk was, and sat on a wall that was about 3ft away from where he was sat.
He looked GORGEOUS!
Seriously, photos do him no justice!

We sat there for quite a while, listening to the conversations he was having with other fans. And taking photos every now and then.

The C6 guys started standing in front of us, so we ended up stood on the wall to get a better view.

One of the nicer C6 guys offered to take a photo for me, and took a great one of him posing with a map he had just signed for someone.

Me and Tracy went outside to meet up with Emily, who we had talked to online thanks to A+F, and her mum.
She came in at a different entrance and phoned us to tell us she was by Billy's desk.
We went back and said hello, hugged etc. and we then went back to the wall to see Billy again.

(Yes, we did spend most of the day by his desk lol)

He went on a short break. We had a joke about how we should follow him.
Turned around to see Emily's mum sprinting after him.
So, naturally, we followed.
She came back to us (we were slow) and started screaming about how she had reached him and he had said "Hi" to her.
Why isn't my mum like that?! Lol! She was cool!
He had disappeared into a room that we wouldn't have been allowed in.
So we went looking around the stalls and thinks.
Saw loads of great things. Including the only Merry and Pippin poster that is printed.
I didn't buy it though.
There were some great photos.
I got 2. The Hobbits on Abbey Road, and one of Merry and Pippin.

We went back to Billy's desk for a while.
More staring, listening, and photo taking.

We decided we wanted to get him a present.
We ended up getting him a teddy that had a T-Shirt on that said "I Love You" and pinned a John Lennon badge to it.

We sat around a while when he went for lunch, as well as looking around the stalls.
(While walking round Tracy walked into Nicholas Brendon from Buffy and we all said "Hi" to him.)

When he came back from lunch (20 minutes late) he was wearing that leather jacket of his.
Tracy touched it. *Mutters* bitch.

We called to him to try and give him to teddy.
But he just started talking to a C6 person. But he did look at us all and grin.
Yeah, he GRINNED at us.
But we didn't manage to get the teddy to him.

We had an awful feeling that we weren't going to see him that day.
People were taking so long. The numbers were going so slowly past.
It was almost 3 o'clock, and Emily and her mum had to leave at 3:30.
So Emily's mum went to this C6 guys and basically begged like no one had ever begged before.
She tried to get all of us in to see him.
He let 2 through, Emily and her Mum.

Me and Tracy gave them money to get pictures to be signed.
And while they were in the queue we told them which we wanted and also sent a note to tell him they were for us so he might call us over.

I chose the picture of Pippin in his Gondor uniform. And Tracy took the one of Merry and Pippin tied by the hands when they had been taken by the Uruk Hai.

They got to him quite quickly.
Talked to him a little and then told him that 2 of the autographs were for Tracy and Kat and pointed to us.
He looked at us, had a huge grin on his face and started waving madly saying "Hi Tracy and Kat!" This was the most adorable thing I've ever seen!!

The security guards were sending us both the look of death at this point.
I thought "Screw this waving lark!" and ran over to stand at his desk, Tracy following close behind.
At that moment I could just imagine having security guards pouncing on us and dragging us away by the hair kicking and screaming.
Thankfully, it didn't happen. They just moved in closer as if we were about to present him with a bomb or something.

He said "So, you've come all the way from Wales then?" Sounding impressed.
I said "Well, me and Tracy are from Barnsley."
He said "Barnsley's not far enough away! Sit down!"
Guards advance.
He laughs.
Guards back off.

He signed the autographs, concentrating out loud about "Kat" with a "K" and "Tracy" with no "E". ADORABLE!!

We gave him the bear.
He said "Aw he's so cute, thankyou." And began hugging the bear.
He was sat next to a producer of LOTR (I forget his name).
Producer guys said "Can I hold it?"
Billy said "No! Keep away from my bear!" sounding so serious and then laughing. Hugging the bear tighter.
He grins at us.

I say "Can I have a hug?"
He said "Aw of course you can!" and put the bear down (Bear gets stolen by producer) stood up and gave me the most amazing hug.

He was so warm. And it was a proper hug. Not just briefly putting his arms round me, but holding and squeezing a little bit.
It was a comfy hug, sounds weird to say that, but it was.
It was a hug that makes you feel safe.

He smelt so gorgeous too.
Not soaked in deodorant, but natural. He smelt of himself. Which was just perfect.

The other 3 followed suit with the hugging.

We all said many thankyou's to him and then goodbye.

The guards giving us the look of death, and the rest of the fan girls at the wall trying as hard as they could not to come and gouge our eyes out.

WE HAD JUST QUEUE JUMPED INFRONT OF MORE THAN 500 PEOPLE!!!

We hadn't asked for a photo with him, as we thought that it would be asking too much.
If we hadn't have queue jumped then I would have asked.

We walked around the corner and went MAD!
Hugging each other and laughing etc.
I was shaking so much.
Me and Billy Boyd had just had our arms wrapped around each other.
How could I NOT be shaking! Lol!

After walking around for a while again, Emily and her mum went home.
Saying goodbyes. It was so cool to meet a fellow A+Fer!

Me and Tracy went back to Billy and sat down again.
It was still possible for us to meet him again. We still had our tickets. They couldn't stop us.

We got talking to 3 people about various LOTR related things.
Was fun.

After a while the queue started going quicker.
But there was still a long way to our number. We realised there was a very slim chance we'd see him again.

But people started to ignore the barrier and stand right by the desk.
Me and Tracy joined them.
Getting a couple of close up photos.

Someone (who wasn't in the queue) asked him if they could have a photo with him.
The guards not liking it, but he said yes so they couldn’t stop them.
Idea arrives in my head…
After they have there's, I do the same.
Guards recognise us, try to move us out the way, but he says yes. Again, they can't do anything.
So me and Tracy take each others photos.

GREAT!!

After a while of sitting on the wall again and talking to our new found friends he was about to leave.
One of the girls we talked to really wanted to give him a present, but were nervous about giving it to him.
So I took it up to him, and they followed.
It was just as he had stood up and was leaving.
I said "These 2 just want to give you this."
He takes the doll of Pippin that her friend had made who lives in America.
He said "Oh wow that's really good! Did you make it?"
She explained that it was her friend.
He says "That's great, you'll want it back then. Here you go."
And he tries to give her it back.
She says "No, it's a present for you."
He says "For me? Thank you so much."
And he poses for a photo with it for her.
Says goodbye and leaves.

So... that was my day of meeting Billy Boyd 3 times!
Not paying any attention to the ticket system each time.

And, if it wasn't for Emily's mum begging to let us see him... we wouldn't have seen him at all.
As they stopped letting people through at ticket 600 because he left.
Makes me think how unbelievably lucky I was after all!

My computer isn't being my best friend at the moment.
But photos will be up online asap.
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2004, 12:00:54 pm »

Thats so cool! And pretty dam lucky! lol And that pictures really nice! Aw heehee Glad you had fun taf!!!  xxxx
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2004, 01:26:55 pm »


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He was so warm. And it was a proper hug. Not just briefly putting his arms round me, but holding and squeezing a little bit.
It was a comfy hug, sounds weird to say that, but it was.
It was a hug that makes you feel safe.

I TOLD YOU!!!
Mwhahahaha
Que jumping eh?
Woo go taf hehehehe
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2004, 02:02:42 pm »

That was great Taf, I'm happy for you ...he seems to be so sweet....

and the picture is very nice.


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Producer guys said "Can I hold it?"
Billy said "No! Keep away from my bear!" sounding so serious and then laughing. Hugging the bear tighter.
He grins at us.

lol


I can picture that.
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2004, 02:18:04 pm »

It's so surreal.
I still can't believe that it happened!!

He was so adorable with the teddy. I had to control my self so I wouldn't collapse right there and then in fits of awwwww's.

It was like when he grinned and waved at us.
I couldn't stop thinking...
"Billy Boyd is looking directly at me... grinning and waving like a fool!"
And then I couldn't control myself and threw myself at his desk!!
lol

Sorry for writing so much... I got carried away.
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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2004, 03:05:42 pm »

OMG, Taf! You're so lucky! 

Your day sounds amazing, I want to see all your pictures!
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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2004, 03:12:56 pm »

This isn't all of them.
I just chose the best few out of a WIDE selection.
Hope you like...





























































And this is the teddy we bought him:

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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2004, 03:39:18 pm »

wow those are REALLY good pictures!!! I wouldn't have thought you could get good pictures with all those peoples heads in the way! lol Hes so cute! xxx
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« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2004, 03:47:02 pm »



^^ My personal fave.

Wheeeeeeeeeeeee Tafi you are too lucky! I loved your description of the hug, too perfect.  I want a Billy-hug now.  I only have one guy (besides my dad) that gives nice 'comfy' hugs, and that's this guy I met at camp... but that's a whole different story.

So congrats, hon!! Smooches to you!!
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« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2004, 04:22:34 pm »

Those pics are great Tafika!
You were really lucky to meet him!
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« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2004, 04:50:51 pm »

Soo many pictures!
Love his never-ending expressions! hilarious...
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« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2004, 05:00:25 pm »

Awwwww!
Thanks for the pics, lucky lady!!
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« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2004, 05:13:00 pm »


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I wouldn't have thought you could get good pictures with all those peoples heads in the way!

It WAS difficult.
But I managed. Basically what I did was push to the front of the crowd.
(Much elbowing etc)
And strain my arms and neck and back to be able to see him properly.
And bitch very loudly about a certain C6 guy that always liked to stand in my way.


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I loved your description of the hug, too perfect.  I want a Billy-hug now. 


I have to say it was the best hug that I've had in a long time.


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So congrats, hon!!

Thankyou!!


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Those pics are great Tafika!
You were really lucky to meet him!

Thanks!
I was so unbelievably lucky!
If it wasn't for Em's Mum... we wouldn't have met him... AT ALL.
The tickets stopped at 600. And ours were 760!


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Love his never-ending expressions! hilarious...


They're great aren't they.
I'm just so upset I missed shots of him with kids.
He was just so adorable with them!


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Thanks for the pics, lucky lady

No problem hon.
They are a LOT bigger than this.
Yay for hi-resness! And they're mine all mine!
*Hugs compact flash card*

I just have to say, this one is my fave v (Ignoring the one of me with him)

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« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2004, 05:22:23 pm »

Aww, looks like a little boy in a candy store in the last one
For some odd reason...I really like his watch...
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« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2004, 05:24:01 pm »

We all thought that.
We reckoned Dom bought it for him.
But then... everytime he was on the phone we decided it was either Ali or Dom.
lol

We had a lot of stupid conversations.
There's not much else to do in 8 hours!! Hehe.
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